Bringing with her musical skills which span a lifetime, Niamh has always been involved in music, internationally and at a local level, with a wide variety of experience of all genres of music: Classical to contemporary. Niamh has performed in the National Concert Hall as a member of the female chorus for Festival Production's “The Mikado” 2007 and “Pirates of Penzance” 2008, going on to compete and win the 27th & 28th International Gilbert & Sullivan festivals held in Buxton Opera House, England.
Involved in choirs, bands, song writing, musical arrangements and church music in Kilcullen from 2007 – 2009 Niamh partnered as a duet “Harmoneey” based in Kilcullen church singing classical church music for weddings, baptisms etc. Prior to moving to Kilcullen in 2003, Niamh lived in Luxembourg where she was involved in the children’s music ministry in Hollerich.
Since the beginning of Dublin Youth Choir in January 2017, DYC has grown to be a family of choirs: four Junior Choirs, Training Choirs, Cambiata Choir, Youth Choir, Chamber Choir, and DYC Singers. Dublin Youth Chamber Choir also constitutes one half of the Cross Border Youth Choir, joining with the Belfast Philharmonic Youth and Chamber Choirs for various events and projects, including coaching from the BBC Singers and a performance in the Royal Albert Hall. Among many other successes at competitions in Ireland and abroad, Dublin Youth Choir was named Ireland’s Choir of the Year 2022 at the Cork International Choral Festival and Youth Choir Champions at the European Choir Games in Sweden in 2019.
Notable Works was formed in 2017 with the purpose of staging large scale choral works in Waterford and the South East. It is a project-based choir in which choral singers come together each time for a well defined series of rehearsals leading to a performance. Performances to date have included:
Handel’s Messiah (twice), Faure’s Requiem, a Holy Week event including part of Bach St John Passion, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and most recently Haydn’s Creation.
Our aim is to continue to provide performances of large scale choral works for the enjoyment of audiences in our region.
The VSW Choir is a mixed voice adult choir singing songs from popular genres. Singers can join us for rehearsals in person in Wexford Town or online via Zoom.
Whether you’re a karaoke, car or shower singer, experienced or pro, looking for a new hobby or a fun way to meet new people, we want to sing with you!
Set up in 1896, Feis Ceoil Association promotes excellence in the learning and performance of music across all ages, levels and disciplines. We run an annual festival before Easter each year in Dublin which comprises almost 200 competitions, attracting over 5,000 participants from all over the island of Ireland. We also run non-competitive events and concerts throughout the rest of the year.
Adult choir competitions at Feis Ceoil comprise: classical repertoire, gospel, jazz, madrigal singing, Irish language/traditional, sacred music and music from the musicals.
Feis Ceoil occupies a unique position in Irish life, providing a forum of professional benchmarking, constructive criticism, and general encouragement to all who participate.
"The Wild Atlantic Singers" is the name of the new student choir in the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway City. Formed in October 2022, this student choir is directed by Lorna Salmon, a final year music student from University of Galway. With a great mix of nationalities in the choir, it has a real international flavour and they rehearse in ATU on Tuesdays from 6pm-7.30pm. It is supported by the ATU Galway-Mayo Students Union as one of their student societies
The ATUnes is the staff choir in the new Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway City campus. For one year prior to COVID, GMIT Voices were a large staff choir. When the Atlantic Technological University came into existence in April 2022, a new Choir Director was recruited (the fantastic Fionnuala Hannigan Dunkley) and the staff choir (now called "The ATUnes" was up and running again but with reduced numbers because many staff are still working from home. All of the members are thoroughly enjoying being back singing a wide variety of genres of music together on Tues/Thurs lunchtimes.
We are an Gospel Choir who welcome members of all faiths. We rehearse on Tuesday night from September to June. We sing once every two months in Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford City at the family service.
Cineálta Choir is a new mixed voice adult community choir based in Dublin 15. Founded in 2023 by musical director Shauna Donnelly, the group welcomes anyone who loves to sing in the local area. Its name, Cineálta, means kind in Irish, and kindness, inclusion, and connection are at the heart of what this choir is all about! Rehearsals take place from 7-9pm on Thursday evenings. Ability to read music is not essential, but is an advantage. Members sing a diverse mix of repertoire, from choral favourites to modern arrangements of popular and traditional music from various cultures. Get in touch to join in January 2023!